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at wusa9.com. click on 9 news extras. >>> today an apology from virginia's governor. you may remember when the proclaimed april to be confederate history month, the governor has a change of heart now and is renaming the month and has admitted he offended the lot of folks the first time around. >> reporter: the governor called it an error of taste, not heart, saying my major omission of livery hurt a lot of people, myself included. and the governor is now officially changing it to the civil war in virginia month. folks we spoke to here in northern virginia accept the apology but many have mixed reactions regarding his message and the meaning. >> i will accept his apology. i don't think he's a racist. >> i think the civil war is over with. let's move on. he kind of wants to take us back in history. that's done w. let's start a new patten. >> reporter: in old town, alexandria, blocks from the confederate soldiers staff too chew concern about striking the right balance between paying homage to the tate's history and being sensitive and forward moving. >> i thought it was backwards and going op
in this case sometime soon. in largo,darcy spencer, "news4 today." >>> a vigil will be held in lorton, virginia tonight to remember a mother and her two young children killed in a townhouse fire. 4 yeerld alean anderson and her sons suffered from smoke inhalation and burns. the children were 3 and 5 years old. a neighbor believes candles started the blaze since the townhouse didn't have electricity. it will take place near the family's home. >>> the investigation continues in manassas as officials try to figure out what cause ad massive fi that destroyed several homes thursday. fast-moving flames destroyed three houses and damaged five who are. some sidents are critical of the home's construction but fire officials that investigated there say there were no structural violations. >> when they were building them, these things are just too close together. >> my husband told me, no, the houses are too close together. >> ese houses were built exactly according to code at the time that they were built. >> sprinklers and reinforced fire walls were built there. >>>obberies across fairfax county have be
the radar is showing the heaviest rains. one band is moving through the panhandle of west virginia. another one coming into western fairfax county, north-northeast. there may be some brief, gusty winds associated with that. elsewhere getting light to modate along the western shores of the bay. temperatures in the region are 60s, low 70s. we have to get sun back with highs near 80. there is a risk of strong storms this afternoon. increasing clouds tomorrow. rain likely into thursday. dry friday, into the weekend. >> tom, live look this hour into town. south apital, douglas bridge looking good. earlier accident on the douglas bridge cleared. no delays. pennsylvania avenue looks good. 11th street bridge very quiet this morning thus far. let's see how we're doing. picking up a little volume on the american leej bridge from maryland perspective. there's the outer look. there's the inner look. right now from tyson's corner around the bend both directions moving along pretty well. >> jerry, thank you. >>> 6:12. 71 degrees. a scare in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> also ahead, one of president obama's
. police in virginia curley provide information to ice and homeland security. moments ago, arlington became the first county in virginia to drop out in what has become a controversial program. [applause] thank arlington leaders in aniston -- arlington leaders unanimously pass legislation. >> the established relationship between the police and the community spirit >> the commonwealth of virginia sign on to the national program to 87 g. but information sharing agreement with the federal government. >> i do not think it is a violation of our rights. if you are arrested for something you did wrong, it is ok appeared >> -- it is okay. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible
now. a few light showers in ohio and west virginia but around here generally clear. we could see 30s or 40s here. 60s and 70s across the board. 73 national. dew point in the 60s and a light wind out of the north at three miles an hour. nationally, we have some showers out in the rockies in the southwest. this moisture is feeding in to a developing storm system in the northern plains and once again rough weather ahead of this. showers and storms through wisconsin approaching chicago later on and could cause flight delays an that's a popular spot for folks to go through. the front operating milder air from the warm hot air will be lifting north of us. other than a possibility of a couple of storms this afternoon, we should have a lot less action than yesterday and then this front, this is coming on friday in to saturday morning. this will be our savior. cool us back down to the 80s on saturday an 70s on sunday. our seven-day forecast, 92 today. 94 tomorrow. isolated storm today. and look at this, monday, tuesday, wednesday, upper 70s to low 80s with a few much- needed showers. here's a
? ove, go long! >>> and tonight, virginia is being connected to other crimes in other states. >> we have details and reactions from virginia's governor. >> the 46-page report is tracing guns and it is out of the guns that can be traced to specific crimes across the country. they say that & are guns that came here from the commonwealth of virginia. it is a criticism of the mayor's commission. they have been reported to have been used from hold of two homicides in other states. the report cites virginia's lack of background checks at gun shows as one of the reasons that the state is considered a top supplier in crime. this is a big issue for those in northern virginia as well. >> there should not be a loophole going at a gun show than going through the normal process. that does not seem like the way it should be. >> they should tighten up on the gun laws. i do not think anybody should be able to just get a gun. you have crazy people out here. >> the mayors' report connects tougher gun laws. the commonwealth gun laws are strong, says the governor. >> cracking down on criminals as good. >> a
. was move it outside we want to show you 95 heading northbound to virginia. no real volume between the parkway up towards the mixing bowl. as we continue onto 395 you'll find everything all clear here as well making your way from the beltway towards that 14th street bridge. into d. c. we go eastern avenue at kenilworth. lanes are wide open for business out here. wrapping up it looks like drivers are moving at speed between 95 and interstate 270. over to you. >>> the growing problem of distracted driving will take center stage this morning. 9 news now reporter christine fisher is there live. >> reporter: good morning. the transportation secretary held his first distracted driving summit right here last year and since then the number of states that have out right banned all hand held cell phone use while driving has jumped to eight. the number of states that's banned texting while driving has jumped to 30. we are seeing improvements nation wide but the bottom line is the message doesn't seem to be reaching teenage drives and that's really the target audience here. a new survey shows
for a rematch against martin o'mally. a northern virginia man will be at utah supreme court today in hopes of gaining custody of his daughter. john wyat says his daughter was adopted and taken to utah without his permission. his girlfriend gave birth last year without telling him and put emma up for adoption. he says that was in violation of fralt parental kidnapping laws. >> the death toll is growing in texas in the aftermath of tropical storm hermine. two people have died from rain associated with that storm. this comes after a number of dramatic reves like this. firefighters in arlington, texas pulling a woman to safety. check out this dramatic video from dallas. you'll see a tornado forming tearing apart a section of a rail chard. that twister slammed a truck into a warehouse. that was one of several tornados that touched down throughout the day. >> wildfires in colorado are burning out of control for a third day and four people are still missing. flames burning destroyed at least 136 homes so far. that makes this the most destructive series of wildfires in colorado history. many of th
the panhandle of west virginia. let's take a look at our storm scam. we can see what is on the way. most of the area's leading a moderate rains. it stretches all the way off the coast. heavy rain is for the morning and afternoon hours. they really start to settle down. look at the rain totals. over an inch. head over to arlington, almost an inch of rain has already fallen. it to continue to increase. how much can we expect? anywhere from two or 5 inches protocol -- 5 inches. here is a look. temperatures will eventually here is a look. temperatures will eventually go in the lower 70's. coming up, we will take at -- a look at the outlook. we have a newly issued -- a flash flood warning at this time. it does include montgomery county. it is a newly issued flash flood warning. this is until 10:45 a.m. let's get an update on the rush hour news. there is a lot of breaking weather news. >> i have to separate wrecks. the first one is between the planes and marshall. the second one is near dulles. it is getting into the exit for gainesville this morning. hearing about a jackknifed tractor-trailer
thatplan. >>> northern virginia commuters may have hit a snag if they took metro tis morning. elevators at half of arlington's ten stations were out of service. it is unclear what caused the outages and metro tells us, it could have been different issues at each of the stions. metro says repairs were made to three of the stations but elevators will be out at the rosslyn and pentagon stations unil later this week. >>> we've had a beautiful day. >> yesterday we got some needed rain. we're starting the week off on the right track. doug cammerer is tracking conditions. >> some locations picked up from a quarter to three quarters of an inch of rain. today, look at this. a beautiful day out there. plenty of sunshine. bright blue skies. out toward sugar loaf mountain, a beautiful afternoon to get out and about. 85 degrees, the current temperature. dew point only 55 degrees. that makes the humidity 36%. we're seeing a wind out of the south southwest. we'retarting to warm up. haguetown around 85 degrees. 86 in sterling. culpeper, the warm spot. over toward annapolis, about 76. but great weather
is still unclear. >>> last night virginia execud a woman convicted of ranging the killings of her husband and stepson, teresa lewis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals of leniency in part because defense attorneys said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda avandia has been pulled from the market. >>> eddie fisher died overnight because of complications from hip surgery. he was known for his marriages to debbie reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress kerrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a plane crashed -- hundreds of school children were among those in a crowd of speck todayors. >>> gold meantime hit yet another high this morning. trish reagan is at the new york stock exchange. this can't be a good sign. >> it's a great sign if you own a lot of gold, but the rest of us out there, is not a good sign. one reason is that all of the doom sayers are helping to boost this price up. also theelationship between gold and the u.s. dlar is ver important here. the u.s. dollar has really been getti
in martinsburg, west virginia. 52 degrees in saint mary's. tomorrow's highs will be around 80 degrees. annapolis, 82. in the district, 80 degrees in frederi and over the next couple days, the heat will be. on say hello to the 90s once again. 92 on wednesday. right now, looking at 88 most likely on thursday. mostly sunny during the afternoon. friday, a high near 93 degrees. so a big co-down tonight, follow by a pretty big warm-up the rest of the week. >> thanks. >>> down in brazil, a bleacher collapsed and more than 100 peop were injured. it happened during a car race. firefighters say at least 500 people were sitting in that second quarter of the bleachers that collapsed. 111 of them were injured. 22 people are still in the hospital with critical inuries. authorities say firefighters were not asked to inspect those bleachers before the race. >>> train service in new yor city is back to normal now after a bridge fire shut down all the trains headed into the city. just before noon, a transformer caught fire under the 138th street lift bridge. that bridge carries about 135,000 people in and out of
in arlington and in virginia. >> so you save and you get exercise tame. win-win. >> hop on a bike and go where you want to go. it looks like fun. >> we've got a lot more to come. a candidate in the u.s. senate cling to life after being hit by an suv and being dragged for mail. why the driver isn't facing any charge. >> also, lighting up a n debate. doctors warn the popular huka bars may be as harul as smoking a cigarette. >>> how a local running club is he >>> a fast forward through headlines. remnants of hurricane igor caused dama on bermuda. trees were damaged and some roads buckled because of the heavy rains and wind. there were no reports of injury. >>> d.c.'s bike sharing program, beginning today riders can rent bikes for short trips around t district and in arlington. it costs $50 for a one-year membership to get a bike whenever you want one. or you can get 24-hour rentals starting at $5. > washington football fans say they are very disappointed but they still have high hopes for the team following an overtime loss against houston. the texans beat washington 30-27. some fans say they are
through the list, lisa. not on this list, thomas, virginia a walter. a very busy scene for the atlanta. you can see the clouds. there igor moving away up around new england. the clouds skirti around maine. the cold front thugh the area. we've got high pressure moving in and we'll have some dry conditions until we get to about mid-week, thursday. could have a little shower coming through the area. look at the heat here. 98 degrees. right now in memphis, tennessee. 95 degrees in atlanta. some folks down thereand tey have been complaining. the big ridge of high pressure continues for wednesday, thursday and friday. not going to be near the record. our record for wednesday is 98 degrees. very unusual for this time of year, so late in september. the's the cold front that could by the time we get to thursday, bring a brief shower to the area. quite pleasant. we'll go from 73 to 63 degrees. clear skies and again, a very nice overnight period which will mean great viewing for jupiter. i'll be talking more about that coming up. jackets optional. it will be a little on the nippy side. 47 degrees
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